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Entomology. A large cell resembling an oenocyte, found in the haemolymph of some insects.
Entomology and Zoology. Resembling an oenocyte; of the nature of an oenocytoid.
1920s; earliest use found in Augustus Daniel Imms (1880–1949), entomologist. From oenocyte + -oid, after French oenocytoïde.
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